CEO Don Ryan Center for Innovation

Town of Bluffton, SC

Job Details

  • Job Function: Economic Development Director; Executive Director (Non-profit)
  • Salary: $83,421 - $133,474. Negotiable based upon experience.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 12,530
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  • Where: 100 Progressive St, Bluffton, SC 29910
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jan 11 2018

To apply for the position please complete and submit a Town of Bluffton Employment Application found on our website


CEO of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation

Under general direction of Town Council and the Board of Directors, this position oversees the corporation in six general areas promoting the business and economic development interests.

The six areas are: Business Incubation, Co-working offerings, Education & Outreach, Business Attraction Expansion & Retention, Workforce Development and Business Startup/Concierge Services.

The person recruited to fill this position will have the opportunity to shape and define this relatively young organization. Reporting to the DRCI Board and the Town Manager and serving as a member of the Senior Leadership team, the CEO will build on existing work, develop new strategies and provide leadership on generating economic vitality at the Town and County level.

This position requires highly professional, administrative, strategic and technical work and encompasses oversight of daily operations, staff goals and performance and assisting the Board of Directors with executing a strategic plan and vision that has been determined by Town Council and various stakeholders.

Other duties include work on the Town’s public development planning and implementation efforts and coordinating with private sector and other governmental agencies. The position also requires hands on involvement in Innovator operations, a forthcoming co-working space and Education/Outreach issues.

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